Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2012
BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies are marvelous! Easy to throw together and excellent in taste. We love a soft chocolate chip cookie rather than a hard, crunchy one, and this one sure fits the bill. There are plenty of chocolate chips in every bite and if you like your chocolate chip cookie with nuts you can add them in, too.
I had quite a bit of leftover cookie dough filling from the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies I made a few days ago so I knew I wanted to find a way to use it up elsewhere. I have a delicious dessert bar that uses chocolate chip cookie dough. (Hopefully I’ll get to posting that scrumptious recipe in the next day or so) but I didn’t have quite enough leftover cookie dough filling.
So I decided to make up this recipe for chocolate chip cookies that my niece, Heather, gave me last year. It worked perfectly and I even had some dough left over to actually make chocolate chip cookies with!
These are fabulous cookies although I make NO claim that they are the BEST chocolate chip cookies. That’s the name these cookies came with from Dora at allrecipes.com. I didn’t follow the recipe exactly but I’ll tell you where I deviated from the directions or ingredients below.
If you’re looking for a great chocolate chip cookie recipe this one will do wonderfully. The texture is wonderful and the cookies come out uniformly beautiful, elegant, and quite pleasing to the eye. BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies aren’t going to flatten out on the pan like some recipes. They hold their shape well and taste superb. Give them a try this holiday season. Ho, ho, ho!
When I initially posted this recipe in December 2012, it was the first year of my blog and I was still using an iPhone 3 for a camera. My Christmas cookie pictures were a little gaudy that year with too much stuff in the background making it difficult to see the actual cookies. Live and learn!
I recently remade this recipe (June 2015) for snacks for our church’s Vacation Bible School which was held at a local park this summer. Our Children’s director asked for 150 chocolate chip and 150 sugar cookies. I was only too happy to oblige.
Don’t BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies look marvelous?
Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies?
We love soft, pliable, chewy cookies rather than those that are hard as rocks and too crunchy!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Soften butter. Add white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and baking soda.
Cream ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens cookies. Add chocolate chips. If you want pecans or walnuts in your cookie this is the time to add them.
Stir flour and chocolate chips into batter with a wooden spoon to combine.
Shape dough into balls and place on greased cookie sheets.
Bake about 10-12 minutes at 350. I took them out while they were still rising.
Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies so if you take a tray or platter of these to any holiday function don’t expect to be bringing any leftovers home!!!
BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie are so quick and easy to make.
Bring some of these BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies along to Grandma’s house for Christmas and you will make everyone happy campers!
Here’s the recipe.
BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
(Recipe from my niece, Heather Kane, Colorado Springs, CO, source: adapted from Dora, All-Recipes.com)
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 ½ cups [url href=”http://www.goldmedalflour.com/” target=”_blank”]Gold Medal[/url] UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons hot water (I omitted this)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (I omitted this)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Cream together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and baking soda with an electric mixer.
- Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts (if desired) with a wooden spoon.
- Roll into balls and place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Bake 12-15 minutes at 350 or until done.
Are you ready for one of these delicious BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies?
Your kids are sure to love this recipe for chocolate chip cookies.
We love these chocolate chip cookies and think you will too. Consider making these tasty treats ANY time of the year! If you use the green and red chocolate chips these cookies look really festive. You be the judge of whether these are really the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies.